Chester could not leave me alone today. He was walking all around me during my yoga practice this afternoon, talking and sniffing and climbing all over me. I chose two videos today aimed at stomach pain — I woke up with a tummy ache! — and he was doing his best to help distract me from my queasiness. The jury is still out if his efforts helped with any improvements.
30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day Eleven
Oh, I am so happy to be back to guided videos for my daily yoga challenge, but wouldn’t you know it? I picked, like, the ONE Adriene video where she doesn’t talk at all during the practice. I suspect my tummy ache is due to Acid Reflux and it seems like she was suffering the same. The yoga segment is all wordless with text on-screen to guide you through this very gentle and basic routine. It was ok to follow while reading the screen, but I suspect that if this was one of your first videos it would be a bit more challenging to figure out what you were supposed to be doing.
The second video I did was by Brittany Ann Yoga, a channel I’ve never tried before. She was very sweet and offered some different breathing techniques that really did help! More gentle twists and even one downward dog — this video was a good amount of stretching versus tending to my tummy. She even reminded me that I had some ginger tea in the cupboard that I should drink!
- Acid reflux is no fun. I don’t think that it is connected to my scoliosis at all, but I have noticed that on very bad back pain days, my stomach usually follows suit.
- My favorite new breathing technique I learned was Bhramari! Nice and relaxing and distracting.
- Chester even helped me write this very blog post.
Namaste and see you tomorrow!
Disclaimer: I am so so so so so not even close to being a medical professional and the same goes for being a professional yoga instructor. All I’m doing is journaling my personal experiences regarding my physical health and my yoga practice, please do not follow any of this instead of going to a physician yourself. I do not believe YouTube is a substitution for true medical care, but can be a supplement to what you and your doctor decide what’s best for you!